Zappagram #24

The Boss has a birthday coming up and (rumor has it) a new album on the way, Pink Floyd's Animals remix is finally out, and Morrissey is planning a North American tour for fall...

Zappagram #24

Hey friends,

There is no shortage of music news this week. A lot of great music was just released and a lot more was announced for release later this year.


“Without music, life would be a blank to me.
―Jane Austen


QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Inquiring minds want to know

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What have you been listening to? Let me know in a private reply to this email or leave a comment and share with the rest of the class.


HEAVY ROTATION

New weekly playlists highlighting great music

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WEEKLY PLAYLIST #24

Illiterate Light • Kolinga • Snarky Puppy • The London Suede • The Mars Volta • Pink Floyd • Cults • Arctic Monkeys • Weyes Blood • The Afghan Whigs

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MASTER PLAYLIST (ALL WEEKS)

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MUSIC NEWS

The latest happenings in the world of music

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Weyes Blood Announces New Album
Natalie Mering’s avant-rock project returns with a new album And In the Darkness, Hearts Aglow on November 18th via Sub Pop. Along with the new album announcement, Mering also unveiled a batch of upcoming 2023 tour dates. [via Consequence]

Foo Fighters Announce New “Essential” Album
Foo Fighters have announced a new greatest hits collection. The physical-only release, called The Essential Foo Fighters, is out October 28 via Legacy Recordings. [via Pitchfork]

Elton John to Livestream Final US show on Farewell Tour on Disney+
Disney+ has announced plans to livestream his last ever ever ever ever ever ever live show in the USA on Nov 20. [via CMU]

My Morning Jacket Announce Live Triple Album ‘MMJ LIVE VOL. 2: CHICAGO 2021’
The band announced the second release in their ongoing live album vinyl series: MMJ LIVE VOL. 2: CHICAGO 2021 arriving October 21st. [via Consequence]

Lorde Teases Next Album: “You’ll know sometime soon…”
It comes after the singer recently said she was “getting nearer” to writing nothing but “bangers” again. [via NME]

Tom Morello on the Frontlines With Alabama Coal Miners: ‘Anywhere You Strike, I’m Coming’
Longtime advocate of workers' rights on why he's lending his support to the United Mine Workers of America. [via RollingStone]

Father John Misty Shares New ‘Live at Electric Lady’ EP
The Spotify session includes a cover of Stevie Wonder’s “I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever).” [via Pitchfork]

Morrissey Plans Fall North American Tour
Morrissey‘s new album Bonfire of Teenagers remains unreleased, but the former Smiths frontman is pressing on with a fall North American tour, kicking off Nov. 11 in Ontario, Calif. The 13-date trek will wrap Dec. 4 in Boston. [via Spin]

Ozzy Osbourne Wants to Tour Again Despite Health Scares: ‘It’s Where I Belong’
"The relationship I have with my audience is the biggest love affair of my life," he said. [via Billboard]

There is a New Bruce Springsteen Album On the Way, According to Rumors
In a new interview with Billboard magazine, Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner says he’s listening to the “stunning” new LP from The Boss, which is set to drop later this fall. Hmm… [via AmericanSongwriter]


OFF TOPIC

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Bruce Springsteen Announces ‘Nebraska’ 40th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue
The haunted, solo outlier in The Boss' discography celebrates its big birthday at the end of the month. [via NME]

Hear Nick Cave & Warren Ellis’ ‘Pearly’ From Score for Marilyn Monroe Film
"The darkest of films with a gorgeous spiritual score," the Bad Seeds duo said of their latest collaboration. [via RollingStone]

Ozzy Osbourne Debuts Three-Part Video on the Making of His New LP ‘Patient Number 9’
The first installment of the behind-the-scenes series is out now and fans can watch the video via Ozzy’s YouTube channel. [via YouTube]

Why Talking to Strangers is Good For You, Them, and All of Us
In childhood, we’re told: “Don’t talk to strangers.”  But this is short-sighted advice because after we finish high school and move out into the world, everyone we encounter is a stranger. And we’re a social species, which means we need each other. [via ideas.ted.com]

Ben Gibbard Talks Death Cab for Cutie at 25 Years and Today’s ‘Unfair and Unethical’ Streaming Economy
Twenty-five years after Death Cab for Cutie began as a solo project for frontman Ben Gibbard, the indie band is thriving. As the quintet celebrates its silver anniversary, they’re showing no signs of following anyone into the dark. [via Billboard]

Modest Mouse Are Selling Their Old Gear on Reverb
Good news for people who like Modest Mouse news: The indie rock band are selling their used instruments on their Reverb store. Come September 21st, you’ll have a chance to get your hands on some gear used during sessions for career-defining albums. [via Consequence]


NEW RELEASES

Listen to these recently dropped albums

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Creedence Clearwater Revival: Creedence Clearwater Revival at the Royal Albert Hall [listen]

Death Cab For Cutie: Roman Candles [listen]

Gogol Bordello: SOLIDARITINE [listen]

Joe Strummer: Joe Strummer 002: The Mescaleros Years To Honor [listen]

Lou Reed: I’m So Free: The 1971 RCA Demos [listen]

Lou Reed: Words & Music, May 1965 [listen]

The London Suede: Autofiction [listen]

Marcus Mumford: (self-titled) [listen]

The Mars Volta: The Mars Volta [listen]

The Murlocs: Rapscallion [listen]

Pink Floyd: Animals 2018 Remix [listen]

Ringo Starr: EP3 [listen]


UPCOMING RELEASES

These albums are coming soon

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SEPTEMBER 23

ABBA: ABBA Gold (Reissue) • Alice In Chains: Dirt (30th Anniversary Edition) • Beth Orton: Weather AliveBilly Idol: The Cage EP • Daniel Lanois: Player, PianoJoni Mitchell: The Asylum Albums (1972 – 1975) Boxed Set • Khruangbin and Vieux Farka Touré: AliMagdalena Bay: Mercurial World (Deluxe) • Nils Frahm: Music For Animals

SEPTEMBER 30

Björk: Fossora • Dead Kennedys: Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables (2022 Mix) • Dropkick Murphys: This Machine Still Kills FascistsHerb Alpert: Sunny Side Of The StreetHigh Vis: Blending • Keith Jarrett: Bordeaux Concert • Lambchop: The BibleOffice Culture: Big Time Things • Pixies: Doggerel • Roger Taylor: The Outsider Tour Live • Snarky Puppy: Empire Central • The War on Drugs: I Don’t Live Here Anymore [Deluxe Box Set] • Titus Andronicus: The Will to Live • Tycho: Back To Mine • Wilco: Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Deluxe Edition)Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Cool It Down

OCTOBER 7

Broken Bells: Into The BlueBush: The Art Of SurvivalCourtney Marie Andrews: LooseThe Cult: Under The Midnight SunThe Cure: Wish (30th Anniversary Edition) • Dayglow: People In Motion •  King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms and LavaLindsey Stirling: Snow WaltzMark Knopfler: The Studio Albums 2009-2018 • Tom Waits: Alice (Vinyl Reissue) • Tom Waits: Blood Money (Vinyl Reissue) • Will Sheff (of Okkervil River): Nothing Special

OCTOBER 14

Brian Eno: FOREVERANDEVERNOMOREDavid Bowie: Heroes (Vinyl Reissue) • David Bowie: Live in Berlin (1978) (Reissue) • Frank Zappa: Zappa ’75: Zagreb/LjubljanaPaul Weller: Modern Classics (Vinyl Reissue) • Red Hot Chili Peppers: Return of the Dream Canteen •  Todd Rundgren: Space ForceThe 1975: Being Funny in a Foreign LanguageThe Vince Guaraldi Trio: A Charlie Brown Christmas (Deluxe Edition) • Various Artists: Here It Is: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen


VIDEO SPOTLIGHT

See it to believe it

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Bon Iver live from Radio City Music Hall (2020)
An incredible live performance from Justin Vernon and band. This whole show is definitely a mood. [via YouTube]


ON THIS DATE

Musical happenings of historical significance

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SEPTEMBER 19

Birthdays: Brian Epstein (1934) • Bill Medley (1940) • Cass Elliott (1943) • Daniel Lanois (1951) • Jarvis Cocker (1963) • singer, songwriter 26-year-old Gram Parsons formerly of The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, died under mysterious conditions in Joshua Tree, California. (1973) • The No Nukes concert was held at New York's Madison Square Garden. (1979)

SEPTEMBER 20

Birthdays: Ben Shepherd of Soundgarden (1968) • Paul and Linda McCartney were arrested for the second time in four weeks for possession of cannabis this time at their Scottish farmhouse in Campbeltown. (1972)

SEPTEMBER 21

Birthdays: Leonard Cohen (1934) • Don Felder (1947) • Liam Gallagher (1972) • Meatloaf released Bat Out Of Hell. (1977)

SEPTEMBER 22

Birthdays: David Coverdale (1951) • Nick Cave (1957) • Joan Jett (1958) • The first Farm Aid benefit concert was held before a crowd of 80,000 people at the Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois. (1985)

SEPTEMBER 23

Birthdays: Ray Charles (1930) • Bruce Springsteen (1949) • Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead lyricist, died age 78. (2019)

SEPTEMBER 24

Birthdays: Linda McCartney (1942) • Nirvana's album Nevermind was released in the U.S. (1991)

SEPTEMBER 25

Birthdays: Shel Silverstein (1930) • John Bonham, drummer with Led Zeppelin, died aged 32 after a heavy drinking session. (1980) • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers performed their final show at the Hollywood Bowl. Petty died of an accidental drug overdose a week later. (2017)


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